CANS is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Program Lead.
Reporting to the Director, Policy and Workforce Development, this position is responsible for the day-to-day planning, delivery, and administration of the Building Futures for Youth program (BFY). This position is responsible for coordinating with key industry & community partners to promote program awareness and ensure career exploration opportunities for Nova Scotia youth.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate with key staff of the NS Department of Education, NS Apprenticeship Agency, NSCC, local school boards and other applicable program stakeholders, to successfully operate the Building Futures for Youth program.
Schedule, coordinate and communicate program events and stages with all stakeholders.
Develop, update and ensure completion of required program materials, forms and supporting documents in collaboration with the Director, Policy and Workforce Development.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student participation.
Development of Alumni program:
Engaging with alumni after BFY graduation and include incentives for alum to keep in contact.
Develop mentorship relationships between alumni and current BFY students.
Establish a database of alumni and connect with past employers to cross-reference hires.
Extend supports for formal apprenticeship.
Frequent travel to schools for career fairs / events / site visits in designated regions as required.
Facilitate & deliver effective presentations and presentation materials for high school-aged students to promote careers in construction and program involvement (in assigned regions).
Maintain program videos on relevant content and liaise with Marketing / Communications
Ensure student, employer, and partner compliance with construction industry safety standards.
Respond to program-related enquiries or requests whether by email, in person or over the telephone.
Complete regular program evaluations with guidance from Marketing / Communications and the Director, Policy and Workforce Development.